2015

Agglomeration, City Size and Crime

Reprint No. 2015:66

Author(s): Carl Gaigné and Yves ZenouYear: 2015 Title: European Economic Review Volume (No.): 80 (November) Pages: 62–82
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This paper analyzes the relationship between crime and agglomeration where the land, labor, product, and crime markets are endogenously determined. Our main theoretical findings are the following: (i) better accessibility to jobs decreases crime in the short run but may increase crime in the long run; (ii) the per-capita crime rate increases with city size; (iii) when allowing for endogenous policing, lower commuting costs make the impact of police on crime more efficient.


Reference:
Gaigné, Carl and Yves Zenou (2015), "Agglomeration, City Size and Crime". European Economic Review 80(November), 62–82.

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